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Kimburly

Baby Name Dilemma

So, for as long as I can remember I loved the name Dailynn. I had come up with it years ago from a creation of my mom's name Diana Lynn. I recently shared the news with everyone that I am having a girl and her name would be Dailynn Jo (Jo coming from my father's name of Joseph). Shortly thereafter, I received a message from an old coworker that she was very upset with me for choosing the name Dailynn, as her daughter's name was Dayln pronounced the same way. She seems to think I have no creativity and that I had stolen the name idea from her. We are not close friends, merely acquaintances that do not ever see each other. So, I replied that I did not know this was her daughter's name being that I have never met her daughter. Also, I explained how I came to the name in the first place, explaining that it had nothing to do with her or her child. She was still extremely upset because she says it took her a long time to come up with the name wanting it to be one she had never heard of before. I was supposedly ruining all this by naming my child the same. My initial thoughts were that she does not really matter and this was my name choice, so so be it. However, after more thought, I kept thinking that I will forever think of her and this instance when using my child's name. So, I have decided to pick a new name. Should I do so?

Also, if I should these are some names I have brainstormed. Please tell me what you think or if you have any other ideas!
Joylynn, Joilynn, Joylinn
Jolynn, Jolyn, Joelyn
Annalynn Jo
Alina Jolynn
Alana Jo
Jolynn June

Thank you so much!

P.S. last name is Adams so there is not much that won't go with that!



Ash09's picture
Ash09

I don't think you should change it because it means alot to you, its not spelled the same, and they will most likely will never be around eachother!! However if you do decide to change the name I like Alana Jo or Annalynn Jo the best!! It's so hard to name a baby especially when you have to think of everyone else that has a kid with that name!! Good Luck!!

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2xstepmom

Jolynn Diana.

Combination of both names and won't have the same first and last name initial.

Best have to have only good memories for your child's name.

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marinella23

I think the idea of "stolen names" is just stupid!!! I've never heard of "stealing" Elisabeth, John, or Isabella... No matter how creative we are the there alwayes will be a person with the same name or close.That's just fine. We dont't try to come up with a name that no one ever heard off, that's not the point.It;s not some sort of competition! the point is to NAME YOUR CHILD WITH A NAME LOADIED WITH SPECIAL MEANING BOTH TO YOU AND THE CHILD!!!!You giving your baby very important start in the life. You waan't find bettr name, because
the one you originaly chose carrie very special meaning to you and has nothing to fo with you co-worker! As soon as you have the baby you will forget about her.
Don't change it! It's your child destiny.That's my advice.

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donnaj867

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Starlynn

If you don't or won't be talking to her much any more-I'd use the name you thought up.Here is another Lynn name-mine-Starlynn-my parents did make it up. I was an adult before I ever ran into anyone else with even a similar name.I go by Star, since my 2nd husband started calling me Star,soon everyone else calls me Star also. It's a better fit for me. I hated my name growing up because back then NO one had unheard of names. Now it's very common, so I wouldn't worry about giving a child an unusual name.I would have back before the 70's or 80's. Just a thought.

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Tonya73

I wouldn't be too worried about it, if you google Dayln...spelled the "unique" way of your co worker you will see it is a Rug Company!

pel's picture
pel
you said it yourself - you and the coworker are not close. If this is a name you have wanted for a long time, then use it. Your parents have been and will be a bigger part of your lives than the coworker ever will be - and if your name choice honors your parents, it makes sense. ANYONE who is that catty and feels they have some kind of copyright to a name really has some far deeper issues - and it should not effect you following your heart.
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jayme37
i say screw her and name ur little one what u want
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bossb34
I HAVE A PROBLEM. I WANT TO NAME MY SON AFTER ME BUT WITH Sir BRAMARAL WATERS...FIRST CAN YOU DO THAT? SECOND, WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? HE WILL BE HERE AUGUST 22..AND HE IS VERY LOVED!!